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Manager, Localization Editing - 12-Months Fixed Term

The Pokémon Company International

Get to know The Pokémon Company International


The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.


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Get to know the role

The Manager, Localization Editing possesses excellent interpersonal skills. Capable of inspiring confidence and forming strong professional relationships within and outside of their language team, the successful candidate will prove to be helpful, respectful, approachable, and team oriented, as well as skilled at creating a positive work environment.
The Manager, Localization Editing is comfortable with and capable of overseeing, assessing, and organizing the daily workload of a team of localization editors in a fast-paced work environment.
The Manager, Localization Editing demonstrates a keen eye for organization and precision. As they are required to lead and motivate their language team, as well as communicate effectively with a series of internal and external teams, excellent project management and communication skills are required for this role.
The Manager, Localization Editing is responsible for ensuring accuracy of information, adherence to house style, and maintenance of brand accuracy in all materials for their language team. The highest quality standards must be met under firm deadlines with a range of partners inside and outside the company

The successful candidate is comfortable being the go-to person for all localization queries concerning their language team as well as delegating task responsibilities while remaining accountable for the outcome of the delegated work.
The Manager, Localization Editing is a brand ambassador who understands the essence of Pokémon and its core pillars, and who demonstrates the values of friendship, community, and good sportsmanship.


  • Job Title: Manager, Localization Editing
  • Job Summary: Provides leadership, direction, and oversight of a team of editors who translate, review, proofread, edit and rewrite media content copy.
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
  • People Manager: Yes


What you’ll do

  • Manage both people and products; fulfill managerial duties such as project and people management, including hiring, training, performance evaluation, and other duties as assigned.
  • Manage the editorial activities of a team of localization editors working on diverse projects for multiple channels.
  • Interact daily with other teams and departments in Seattle and in the company’s UK and Ireland offices.
  • Provide regular progress reports and updates to in-house management and stakeholders.
  • Evaluate the performance of a team of localization editors.
  • Interview and hire localization editors on an as-needed basis.


What you’ll bring

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience 
  • 6+ years of editing or localization experience publishing under regular deadlines
  • 1+ year of people and project management experience and the demonstrated ability to handle simultaneous tasks in an organized manner
  • Leadership experience a plus 
  • Superior eye for detail
  • Excellent communication and project management skills, including the proven ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Experience in working with a team of editors and localization professionals in multiple languages
  • Demonstrated experience using MS Word, Excel, and specialized technical programs, plus a ready facility with learning new tools
  • Adaptive skills for working in an environment that features tight deadlines and shifting schedules
  • Previous experience in the gaming industry a plus

How you’ll be successful

  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.  
  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve. 
  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.  
  • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience.


What to expect

  • An employee-first culture
  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon
  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
  • Base salary range: $104,000.00 - $156,000.00. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. It is common for TPCi to start employees below the midpoint of the range. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates' qualifications and experience uniquely.
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
  • Generous paid family leave
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
  • US Employees: 401k Employer Matching
  • UK/IRE Employees: Pension Employer Contributions
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Commuter benefit
  • LinkedIn learning
  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • Hybrid work environment
  • All applicants must provide a cover letter (approximately 250 words) along with their résumé.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.



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Location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
Date found: 2022-11-05

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